Stuck in a rut with the same hairstyle that you’ve had for years? Or are you looking for a new way to color your hair? Maybe you just want a different way to style your hair. You’ll find all these and more in this list of 11 current hair trends! Some of these are ultra-trendy, while others are more classic, but any of them will suit the modern woman.
Instead of lightening your hair with foil highlights, try balayage. It gives you a more natural look, like what you would get with lots of sun exposure, and is much easier to grow out than highlights. You can also use balayage to achieve an ombre hair color, which is another very popular hair trend. Read more about balayage here.
This haircut, where the hair is shorn very short on one side, two sides, or at the back, is definitely not for the faint of heart. It makes a strong statement and can be done with both short hair and long hair. Check out this slideshow for many undercut styles!
3. Faux Undercut
Like the look of an undercut but don’t want to actually cut your hair to achieve the look? Try a faux undercut! Braid thin cornrows along one side and enjoy your temporary undercut.
A lob is basically a long bob. A bob usually ends between your chin and your shoulder, while a lob ends at the collarbone. Bobs are always classic, but they are especially trendy these days, as is the lob. This haircut is low maintenance and looks good on pretty much everyone!
5. Textured Bob or Lob
If you already have a bob or lob, add some dimension to your look by texturing your hair. Add fun, messy waves to your hair with a curling iron, a volumizing mousse, and a molding paste or pomade. You could add some bangs for even more texture.
6. Graduated Bob
There are several variations on the classic bob, and the graduated bob is one of the most popular. Shorter in the back and longer in the front, the graduated bob is flattering on most face shapes and looks great on women of all ages.
7. Braided Faux Hawk
This hairstyle is a funky way to pull back your hair, especially if you’ve got thick and textured hair. If you know how to french braid your hair, the braided faux hawk should be easy for you to do on yourself. Check out this tutorial for some great tips!
8. Bouncy Ponytail
The ponytail is a simple, and boring, way to get your hair off your face and stay cool in hot weather. However, the bouncy ponytail is definitely not boring. Be like Barbie and try out this cute hairstyle! Here’s the how-to.
9. Slicked Back
If you’ve got a special event coming up, try the slicked back hairstyle! It’s clean, simple, and angular. And very modern.
10. Candy Colored Hair
Hair in fun shades of color, from cotton candy blue to soft pink to shockingly purple, have been popular for a little while now, but it’s just beginning to go mainstream. If you have darker hair, you’ll need to bleach it first to get the color you want, but there are ways to do it without damaging your hair too much. Check out these great tips.
11. Crown Braid
A great way to pull back your hair in the summertime is the always-cute crown braid. Perfect for the beach! Actually, braids of all kinds are very trendy these days. Check out these 5 cute braid hairstyles to try!
Which current hair trend will you be trying next? I’ve got my eye on the balayage, with maybe some blue color added to it! What are the other hair trends that’s hot right now that I’ve left off this list? I want to know!
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